Director of Nursing (RN)

Helia Healthcare Saint Louis, MO

JOB SUMMARY

This position requires an individual who is dependable, self sufficient and can easily multi-task. Qualified candidate will plan, organize, develop and direct the overall operation of the Nursing Department in accordance with local, state, and federal guidelines and regulations. The position is charged with responsibility to ensure the quality of care is delivered consistently to the resident population; and performs related work as required.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The Director of Nursing will recognize and respond to the nursing and health care of residents. This person will effectively manage the nursing department with regard to residents, employees, families' visitors and the public. The Director of Nursing will make prompt and accurate nursing assessment and care and management judgments. This individual will perform the essential functions of the job in a manner, which benefits residents of the facility and complies with business necessity without causing undue hardship.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRMENTS

* Graduate of an accredited school of Nursing.

* Valid IL State licensure as an RN.

* Minimum 3 years experience as a Director of Nursing in a long term care environment.

* One to three (1-3) years of management or supervisory experience in long-term care, acute care, restorative or geriatric nursing.

* Strong management and organizational skills.

* Thorough understanding of regulatory process, MDS and care planning process.

* Fiscal and budgetary knowledge.

* Must know documentation requirements and be driven by quality care standards.

* Ability to work with physicians and other healthcare professionals.

* Proficient in the use of personal computer.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

* While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand and walk. The employee is occasionally required to sit, use hands and fingers, handle, or feel reach with hands and arms; talk or hear, and taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability adjust focus.

* While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to blood or other body fluids, fumes or airborne particles and toxic or caustic chemicals. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

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